Instructor, Biological Sciences
Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean or Dean, the Instructor is responsible for instructing students in various courses in a classroom, laboratory, online, distance learning and/or hybrid setting. Teaching assignments for this position include, but are not limited to, Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, and Microbiology. The instructor develops course objectives, implements teaching strategies, advises students, monitors and evaluates student progress and keeps accurate student records.
Provide Instruction in Assigned Subject Areas
Provide instruction to students in the face-to -face classroom, online, hybrid, and/or dual-credit setting according to the objectives of each course assigned. These courses include, but are not limited to, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Biology and Microbiology. The instructor will utilize a variety of instructional strategies in the classroom/laboratory/online that include, but are not limited to, lecture, small groups, engaged learning techniques, demonstrations, and student laboratory experiments.
Provide For Student Evaluation and Record Keeping
Prepare and administer evaluation instruments and maintain accurate student records on attendance, achievement, and progress.
Serves as an Academic Advisor for Students Serve as an Academic Advisor to Academic Transfer Program students. Tasks included in this area are: assist students in selecting and registering for courses; advise students on their academic progress, courses needed for graduation, and division/college policies and procedures; and generally serve as the first line of communication between students and the college staff.
Remain Current in Events and Developments Related to Subject Areas Increase and improve personal teaching and subject knowledge through supplemental sources such as in-service activities, conferences, workshops, technical updates, and personal self-study.
Participate in Departmental, Division, and College Meetings and
Attend department, division, and college staff meetings and serve on committees.
Develop/Revise Course Curriculum and Educational Material
Develop and/or revise course objectives, content, descriptions, and instructional strategies on approved college curriculum form. In addition, the instructor will develop, revise and maintain classroom/ laboratory policies, grading structures, and strategies. This instructor will review, evaluate and recommend textbooks for course use.
Function as a Member of the Arts & Sciences Division
Interact with colleagues, students, staff, and supervisors in a manner which will project a positive image of the program and the College and which promotes/facilitates instructional services such as recruitment, placement, and orientation as assigned.
Perform Other Functions Related to Teaching Assignments
Provide a safe laboratory work environment that includes the proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Provide information and data that will assist in the preparation of supply and equipment order, course schedules, book orders, assessment of student learning, and other necessary reports. Prepare laboratory materials and set up lab equipment appropriate to areas of instruction. Maintain and store equipment when not in use.
Individualized Development Plan (New Instructors)
Each new instructor will develop an individualized development plan in cooperation with the Vice President of Instruction. Professional Development Faculty should work with their immediate supervisor to develop an annual plan of professional development and improvement.
Promote/Support Diversity Promote and support the College’s diversity goals; promote/support Access, Fair Employment, EEO, Equity and Diversity programs.
Promote/Support the Organizational Environment through Goal 9 of the Strategic Plan: Promote and support the College’s organizational environment goals. Maximize operational efficiency by enhancing policies and procedures, staffing, and communication processes and practices. Enhance positive communication processes and practices, and maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.